Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund

In early 2013, a U.S. District Court approved two plea agreements resolving certain criminal cases against BP and Transocean which arose from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill. The agreements direct a total of $2.544 billion to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to fund projects benefiting the natural resources of the Gulf Coast that were impacted by the spill.Between 2013 and 2018, NFWF’s  Gulf Environmental Benefit Fund will receive a total of $1.272 billion for barrier island and river diversion projects in Louisiana, $356 million each for natural resource projects in Alabama, Florida, and Mississippi, and $203 million for similar projects in Texas.

Mississippi Projects

November 2013

Coastal Stream Habitat Initiative

Mississippi Coastal Preserves Program

Coastal Bird Stewardship Program

Coastal Preserves Map

Coastal Streams Map

March 2014

Mississippi Coastal Restoration Plan

November 2014

Invasive Species Management on Coastal State Land 1

Reef Fish Assessment for Mississippi Coastal and Nearshore Gulf Waters

Utilization of Dredge Material for Marsh Restoration in Coastal Mississippi

November 2015

Habitat Restoration Federal Lands Program Phase-I

Habitat Restoration and Conservation in Turkey Creek Phase-I

Oyster Restoration and Management Phase-I

Design Challenge for Improvement of Water Quality from Beach Outfalls Phase-I

March 2016

Mississippi Coastal Connectivity

November 2016

Coastal Bird Stewardship Program-Phase II

Marine Mammals and Sea Turtles Program